Chicago Cubs: Big early takeaways one week into Cubs camp

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Chicago Cubs: One week into “spring training 2.0”, a lot of stories are coming out of Cubs camp as the team prepares for the season.

On Friday, July 3rd, the Chicago Cubs held their first official day of preseason camp at Wrigley Field. Already one week of camp down, with two more to go. Rookie manager David Ross has been able to see his players participate in inter-squad scrimmages. This is in addition to team workouts and drills that are a normal part of the training.

Ross is going to be working to see how he will put together the initial 30-game roster over the next two weeks, but only one week in there is already a lot to take away from camp. It is fair to say Ross has dealt the situation with the pandemic and overall uncertainty very well as the Cubs so far are overall healthy and have kept focus. The team is taking the position very seriously and are strictly enforcing COVID-19 protocol.

Looking at how the players began to prepare for the season and other happenings within the organization, here are some of the other big takeaways from Cubs camp one week in.